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The Frederick County Health Department is currently dispensing the Moderna COVID 19 vaccine at a number of clinics in the county but the supply is very limited.

More than 40,000 Frederick County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the latest local figures show.

The 40,301 fully vaccinated residents represents about 15.5 percent of the population, the Frederick County website showed Sunday.

The seven-day positivity rate decreased slightly in one week from 5.5 to 5.4 percent locally, while Maryland’s positivity rate rose to 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 percent a week ago and an increase from 3.73 percent two weeks prior, Maryland Department of Health data shows.

Approximately 26.5 percent of the local population, or 68,735 people, had received the first dose, up from 23.5 percent last week, according to Frederick County’s website.

Those that have received the second dose comprise about 14.3 percent (36,998 people) of the county, up from 12.4 percent the week prior. About 1.3 percent of Frederick Countians got the single-shot vaccine, or 3,303 people.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) tweeted Sunday the state is now averaging 49,713 doses per day — up from 43,924 doses per day one week ago — with 2.53 million doses administered across the state. About 37.2 percent of adult Marylanders have received at least one shot, up from 24.5 percent one week prior.

Most Marylanders are getting the two-shot vaccine, while 67,901 people had the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine as of March 27, state data showed Sunday. There were 899,450 Maryland residents fully vaccinated, up from 780,190 the week prior.

In Frederick County, there were 18,053 COVID-19 cases — up from 17,745 the week prior — and 291 deaths, an increase of eight from one week ago, as of Sunday’s reporting. Maryland had confirmed 408,044 cases and 8,066 deaths.

Female Frederick County residents accounted for slightly more COVID-19 cases than males, at 52.1 percent, while female deaths stood at 51.6 percent.

Hispanic residents have contracted 13.6 percent of local cases, though Hispanic or Latino people make up about 10.5 percent of the county’s population, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. They represent 3.6 percent of deaths.

COVID-19 patients occupied three intensive care unit beds and 22 acute care beds at Frederick Health Hospital as of Sunday’s report. Across the state, 970 Marylanders were hospitalized.

Inside local congregate living facilities, 301 staff and 340 residents have contracted COVID-19. Seventy-seven residents had died. There were no staff deaths as of Sunday.

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(15) comments

threecents

Unfortunately, the national infection and hospitalization rates have gone up quite a bit in the last week. The CDC director is talking about a possible big jump in cases. Uggg.

Biker1

Many of my friends have gone outside of Frederick County to get the vaccine. Does/can this 40,000 number include those that live in the county but recieved shots elsewhere?

threecents

To preempt those who will criticize MD and Frederick, Maryland is slightly ahead of the national percent vaccinated, and Frederick is slightly ahead of the Maryland percent vaccinated. https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/#Vaccine

https://health.frederickcountymd.gov/629/COVID-19-Vaccine

bosco

[thumbup][thumbup] threecents.

gabrielshorn2013

Yep.

Fredginrickey

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/2MSUCAUAMAI6XPRCGLJTDWDVGA.jpg&w=916

Fredginrickey

For a state of our size and wealth, Maryland has done a dreadful job on COVID, not FredCo... Hogan.

FredCo has done the best it can do under the circumstances.

From Hogey’s photo op trip to Korea to get overpriced tests than were the wrong size, then covering up that mistake, costing us millions more in replacement tests to his incompetent vaccine distribution, he has been a disgrace.

Could someone clue him in...he will never be President, stop wasting time on his impossible dream and do the work he was elected by Marylanders to do.

mgoose806

Hogan will be holding a press conference to respond to this comment.

gabrielshorn2013

Overpriced and the wrong size, fredginrickey? Do you even know why the kits were purchased, or what was wrong with the test kits, or are you driving from the back seat? First, there was an extreme shortage of kits due to manufacturing issues at the beginning of the pandemic, and the requirement that FDA approve each kit before distribution. The Governor used channels, and his wife's fluent Korean, to negotiate a deal with a South Korean Manufacturer, Due to the laws of supply and demand, those kits were expensive, but that what was demanded by the citizens of Maryland. He was originally praised for doing that. The other issue was the lack of swabs with which to obtain the samples. They do not come with the kits. Would you also be whining if he did not even try to get test kits?

Fredginrickey

Horn, the test kits cost more than ones available stateside. They were the incorrect product and a good portion were thrown away, look it up. Then Hogey went on a pat himself on the back tour of the news shows, not revealing his F up that cost the State millions and lives. Perhaps Mrs. Hogan should have checked the specs of the tests before making a bad deal, fluently. Maybe if he had been more interested in getting the correct supplies, and less interested in grandstanding he would have been praised for his accomplishment...instead he screwed everyone over then lied.

gabrielshorn2013

Fredginrickey, the onus is on you to provide a link to support your story. I know very well what happened, and it isn't what you say. Where can I get information to confirm your story?

threecents

Rickey, Please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think states bought their own vaccine doses, so state wealth did not affect how much vaccine we got. That is in contrast to some other COVID-related supplies - such as test kits, ventilators, and N-95 masks - that each state and the federal govt competed against each other for.

gabrielshorn2013

You are correct three, the Feds procured the vaccines, and distributed them at no cost to the states. The vaccines were divided among the states based on population, not wealth. The other supplies were pre-existing, and the states were to procure them. The Feds had a supply of the N95s which were depleted in 2009, but not replenished, leading to a start-up shortage until manufacturing could be ramped up to supply the market. There is no shortage now, despite the number of new cases being even higher than the first surge.

Fredginrickey

Hogan prioritized distributing the vaccines to the Red areas of the state, per the WashPost. The Eastern Shore received more than more populous areas. Why do you think the mass vac site is in Hagerstown instead of Frederick?

gabrielshorn2013

Got a link to that story fredginrickey?

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